4 Miracle Kittens Fall Out of Ceiling as Homeowners Ride Out Hurricane Michael


Some storms give plenty of warning, and others defy our best efforts to categorize them. Hurricane Michael was one of the latter, and left sections of Florida razed.

According to The Washington Post, Clyde Cain, a member of the Louisiana Cajun Navy, said that “this one just looks like a bomb dropped.”

Winds reached 155 mph, technically making it a Category 4 storm — but Category 5 starts at 156 mph, so it was incredibly close.

After it wreaked havoc in Florida, it continued on through Georgia as a tropical storm, but not before claiming the title of one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S. in known history.

Many were told to evacuate, but there were groups who refused to leave. One resident who chose to stay in Panama City, Florida, got an extra storm.

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It rained cats — not dogs, just cats. Kittens, to be exact: Four of them.

“Four baby kittens,” the resident said, according to Good Morning America. “And my cousin took the kittens and said, ‘Y’all not going to die on my watch.'”

But where did they come from? The ceiling, of course.

The house had sustained damage from the hurricane and part of the ceiling fell, dropping four kittens down into the bowels of the house. The resident was startled to find kittens in the kitchen.

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Rob Marciano with ABC News scooped up the babies and displayed them on a live video, explaining their miraculous appearance. Online, he asked for any local rescues to help them out.

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Fortunately, Panhandle Animal Welfare Society took them in, and now these four stormy kittens are out of harm’s way and in safer quarters.

Many people have commented on the need to look for the momma cat, but the homeowners didn’t know any cats were on the premises and didn’t see an adult cat.

If the mom is a feral cat, it’s unlikely she’ll show herself, especially after a hurricane blew through and destroyed the place she thought was safe for her kittens.

Hopefully the residents will keep an eye out for her, but at least these four little lives were not claimed by the storm and they have a good chance at finding loving homes.

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Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she's strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.
As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn't really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.
She has a slew of interests that keep her busy, including trying out new recipes, enjoying nature, discussing ridiculous topics, reading, drawing, people watching, developing curriculum, and writing bios. Sometimes she has red hair, sometimes she has brown hair, sometimes she's had teal hair.
With a book on productive communication strategies in the works, Amanda is also writing and illustrating some children's books with her husband, Edward.
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